?? Unknown Patches ??
Details of these insignia are sketchy or completely unknown, and may not even be Civil Air Patrol.
If you have any info that could help lead to an identification, please e-mail me.
616th Composite CAP
"Air Operations, Our Business"
Certainly this is CAP, but from where?
"C.A.P." with winged-prop in oval
The Army Air Corps used a silver prop with gold wings insignia like this during WWII, while CAP's version was usually all silver.
Flight Commander
red stiched on white felt
A couple of these have been found among other CAP insignia, however no one has been able to varify usage.
Gold Bullion Button
stiched on black felt
This may be a manufacturer's product sample, or there may have been a specific reason it was made.
Large, Upswept Wings
This 4" tall patch resembles the metal and enamel WWII service hat badge. Beige thread makes it look aged. These started appearing on eBay in '07.
Snoopy and his WWI Sopwith Camel
No clue where this is from, or what it was used for.
Flight Suit Tag: Pilot
unauthorized patch, use unknown
Flight Suit Tag: Pilot
unauthorized patch, use unknown
Flight Suit Tag: Pilot
unauthorized patch, use unknown
Flight Suit Tag: Senior Pilot
unauthorized patch, use unknown
Flight Suit Tag: Senior Pilot
unauthorized patch, use unknown
Flight Suit Tag: Observer
unauthorized patch, use unknown



Not Civil Air Patrol
Collectors may come across these patches and easily mistake them for being Civil Air Patrol when they are not.
60th Bombardment Squadron
Anderson AFB - Guam
That tri-prop inside a triangle at the top of the disk is very deceiving!
340th Combat Defense Squadron
Bergstrom AFB - Austin, TX
- probably early 1960s
Uses the Civil Air Patrol's motto: "Always Vigilant"
There are other versions that also display the motto.
Operation Snowcap
Not a winter-based SAR exercise, but an old patch for a winter scouting camporee. The absent Fleur de Lis typical of many BSA patches, wasn't required until 1973. There also was an 80's DEA program of the same name. Operation Snowcap later morphed into Klondike Derby.
Western States Association of Sheriff's Air Squadrons
This older stylized "S-wing" patch pops up now and then with CAP patch groupings. Being that one of the WSASAS' purposes is "to provide a means of cooperation with the Civil Air Patrol," it would make sense that members of the two organizations might trade patches with each other.
[another example]

Basic /
Marksman

Advanced /
Sharpshooter

Master /
???
Marksmanship or Shooter Proficiancy badges
These cloth badges were incorrectly published in a militaria reference book as WWII Civil Air Patrol insignia, and later again in another book that used the first book as a reference. The National Historian and National Headquarters Archives Currator both agree they are NOT Civil Air Patrol. They could be ROTC, JROTC, or even US Army.